The Free Cheese

This week on The Free Cheese, gonna be a big man someday.

Tape up those sticks and lace up your skates, it's time to hit the ice in the Super Nintendo Entertainment System's NHL Stanley Cup. We discuss the title's use of Mode 7 to bring hockey into the third dimension and stack it up against its Genesis counterparts.

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This week on The Free Cheese, t h i s w e e k o n T h e F r e e C h e e s e.

What do you get when the team who made Bayonetta didn't know they would make Bayonetta and still worked at Capcom and wanted to make a 2D beat 'em up? Viewtiful Joe 2! But before that, they had to make Viewtiful Joe so we could talk about and rank it this week.

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This week on The Free Cheese, get your Expansion Pak ready.

We're here to shoot mines and save aliens and we're all out—Oh, I guess we've got everything we need. Perfect Dark is the product of experimentation on tested ideas from the talent that redefined first-person shooters on the Nintendo 64. Does it exceed its predecessor or remain in obscurity?

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This week on The Free Cheese, we're going down.

Our first mobile game makes the list this week as we explore the roguelike Downwell. Strap on your gunboots and jump in as we try to build the highest combo and make the best upgrade selections we can.

Episode Timestamps

06:50 - Downwell

49:35 - What games have you liked more than their inspiration?

59:05 - The Ranking

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This week on The Free Cheese, can I be your memory?

How much damage can we create? It's time for Burnout 3: Takedown and a return to arcade racing, the likes we have not seen in quite some time. We also discuss the era of video game rentals and those games we never owned but loved renting.

Episode Timestamps

07:01 - Burnout 3: Takedown

47:11 - What games felt unobtainable to own but you loved renting? Why?

56:25- The Ranking

Direct download: The_Free_Cheese_Episode_451.mp3
Category:Video Games -- posted at: 6:00am EST

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